Lab in Switzerland, stated that he could not comment on details of the Russian Federation on chemisette
As reported in the laboratory, “but the OPCW can comment on this assertion”.
GENEVA, April 14. /TASS/. Laboratory in the Swiss town of Spiez evasively responded to the publicized in Moscow the information about what the study of chemicals on the incident in Salisbury it had traces of chemical weapons, standing on the arms of the United States, Britain and other NATO countries. The laboratory reported Saturday on Twitter that he could not in an independent manner to comment on information relating to its examination.
“Being a laboratory designated by the OPCW [Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons], we cannot comment on that,” said the lab.
She explained in another tweet that “only the OPCW can comment on this assertion”.
“But we can repeat what I said ten days ago: we have no doubt that Porton Down [the British lab] identified the substance. Porton Down, like Spitz, is designated laboratory of the OPCW. Inspection standards are so strict that the findings can be trusted”, — stated in the message.
Tweets of laboratory in Spiez were a response to a tweet by the Russian Embassy in South Africa, which was informed of the information set out on Saturday with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in his speech at the Assembly of the Council on foreign and defense policy.
The Minister announced that an independent examination of the substance of the incident in Salisbury found traces of chemical weapons, standing on the arms of the United States, Britain and other NATO countries. “We know, according to information from the Swiss center for radiological, chemical and bacteriological analysis in Spitz received on condition of confidentiality that the experts of this center on March 27 completed the study samples that were sent to them from the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW), which was selected by the OPCW on the scene in Salisbury,” said Sergei Lavrov. According to him, the results of examination of the samples found traces of a toxic chemical BZ and its precursors related to chemical weapons of the second category in accordance with the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons. The head of the diplomatic Department noted that the Russian side appeals to the OPCW, the question why the information in the case Skrobala Swiss expert from the laboratory in Spiez was not used in the final report.
The OPCW published a Thursday report on the results of the investigation of the incident in Salisbury. The document confirms the use of toxic chemicals for poisoning ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, however, does not indicate its name and origin.
4 Mar 66-year-old ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter Julia has been in Salisbury, according to the British side, effects of nerve agents.